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Police are still to question the driver of the lorry which was taking estate workers into the field when it turned on its side and knocked out a concrete fence in the process, resulting in five persons being injured.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic B Division, Assistant Superintendent Timothy Williams told Guyana Times that the lorry driver would be questioned. He noted that when officers went to question him initially, he complained of being in pain and as a result, law enforcement arranged to meet with the driver at a subsequent date.
Meanwhile, the two cane harvesters who were severely injured in the accident, Fazeem Latiff and Rashad Alli, both of Cotton Tree, Berbice, and who were transferred from the Fort Wellington Hospital to the Georgetown Public Hospital have since been released.
The accident occurred on April 11, 2018 on the Zee Zight Public Road, West Coast Berbice. At the time, there were 55 persons at the back of the lorry and the supervisor and driver in front.
The men, who form the 6B2 gang, were on their way to Bath Settlement to harvest cane.
At the time, the road was wet and the driver was reportedly attempting to stop the lorry when he lost control and ran off the road. (Andrew Carmichael)